Saturday, May 7, 2011

Scared Of Needles? A Topical Botox Might Be Coming

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 If you are scared of needles don’t worry because you are not alone. Many people who decide to pursue injectables often times cringe when they think about having to go under the needle. There might be a solution to this problem very shortly down the road. According to The American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery researchers are getting very close to a topical form of the popular injectable, Botox. A topical form of Botox has been underway for some time now especially for the areas of the face where the skin tends to be very thin.
“This is a good first study,” an expert told the news source. “The idea of [topical Botox] has been talked about for a while. It looks promising. The crow’s feet area is the logical place to start because the skin is thin there. It could work eventually in other areas, with this type of transdermal delivery.”
For those of you who are deathly afraid of needles there is still no date set to when this form of Botox might hit the shelves of your local plastic surgery center but advancements are getting closer. I assume many more rounds of studies and testing before it can be applied to the masses.

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